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Karl Urban is a Actor Néo-Zélandais born on 7 june 1972 at Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Karl Urban

Karl Urban
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Birth name Karl-Heinz Urban
Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 7 june 1972 (47 years) at Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Karl-Heinz Urban (born 7 June 1972) is a New Zealand born actor. He is best known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, and Judge Dredd in the film Dredd (2012). He won acclaim for his performances in New Zealand films The Price of Milk and Out of the Blue. He recently played the main character John Kennex on the television series Almost Human.

Biography

Urban married Natalie Wihongi (who was his makeup artist on The Privateers) in September 2004. Together they have two sons: Hunter, born November 2000, and Indiana ("Indy"), born January 2005 and named for the eponymous hero of the Indiana Jones franchise, the first movie of which he has cited as one of his favorites. They lived in Auckland, New Zealand. The couple announced their separation in June, 2014. Urban is currently dating Katee Sackhoff, which was confirmed by Sackhoff on the "Schmoes Know Movie" show on 29 January 2015.

Urban serves as a celebrity ambassador for KidsCan, a charity which currently supports over 16,000 disadvantaged children in New Zealand by providing them with essentials such as food, clothing, and shoes.

Best films

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
(Actor)
Star Trek (2009)
(Actor)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
(Actor)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
(Actor)
Riddick (2013)
(Actor)
RED (2010)
(Actor)

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2 films)
Sala Baker
Sala Baker
(4 films)
J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
(3 films)
Roberto Orci
Roberto Orci
(3 films)
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Karl Urban (28 films)

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Actor

Thor: Ragnarok, 2h10
Directed by Taika Waititi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films based on mythology, Sur une planète fictive, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Films based on Norse mythology, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba
Roles Skurge / Executioner
Rating78% 3.945243.945243.945243.945243.94524
Après les évènements de Sokovie et l'affrontement avec Ultron, Thor est parti à la recherche des Pierres d'Infinité. Deux ans après, sans résultat, on le retrouve emprisonné dans le monde de Surtur (Muspellheim). Il se libère et vainc le démon enflammé, après que ce dernier lui a appris qu'Asgard est sans défense en l'absence du « Père de Toute Chose », Odin. Thor lui arrache sa couronne que le démon comptait unir avec l'Éternelle Flamme afin de provoquer le Ragnarök, la destruction d’Asgard.
Acts of Vengeance, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Paz Vega, Robert Forster
Roles Strode
Rating56% 2.849412.849412.849412.849412.84941
Un avocat, ivre de vengeance, fait vœu de silence et, après avoir appris les arts martiaux, se jure de se venger du meurtre de sa femme et de sa fille.
Pete's Dragon, 1h42
Directed by David Lowery
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Craig Hall, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence
Roles Gavin
Rating66% 3.344653.344653.344653.344653.34465
Monsieur Meacham est un vieux sculpteur sur bois. Depuis longtemps, il se fait un grand plaisir à raconter des histoires de dragons aux enfants du quartier. Mais sa fille Grace est persuadée que toutes ses histoires ne sont que des contes pour gamins… jusqu'au jour où elle fait la rencontre d'un mystérieux petit orphelin de 10 ans, nommé Peter. Celui-ci affirme vivre dans les bois avec un dragon géant baptisé Elliott. Étonnamment, la description qu'il en fait correspond parfaitement à celle qu'en fait le père de Grace dans ses histoires. Avec l’aide de la jeune Natalie — la fille de Jack, le propriétaire de la scierie — Grace est déterminée à en savoir plus sur Peter, de ses origines à son lieu de vie, et percer le secret de son incroyable histoire…
Star Trek Beyond, 2h2
Directed by Justin Lin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg
Roles Dr. 'Bones' McCoy
Rating70% 3.5459053.5459053.5459053.5459053.545905
2263. Sur une planète, le capitaine James T. Kirk agit à titre d'ambassadeur pour conclure un traité de paix entre deux peuples ennemis. En guise de cadeau, il apporte un artefact qui faisait partie d'une puissante arme inconnue. Cependant, le chef de la planète s'emporte, croyant qu'on veut se moquer de lui et soumettre son peuple. Kirk tente de l'apaiser, mais le chef préfère attaquer Kirk, imité par ses congénères. Grâce à Scotty, Kirk retourne sur le vaisseau USS Enterprise. Après cette mission manquée, Kirk se questionne sur son rôle dans Starfleet. Après trois ans de mission et alors que son anniversaire approche — il aura un an de plus que son père quand il est mort —, il n'éprouve plus qu'ennui et malaise, même si son équipage est l'un des meilleurs selon ses dires.
The Loft
The Loft (2014)
, 1h48
Directed by Erik Van Looy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Karl Urban, Rachael Taylor, Wentworth Miller, James Marsden, Eric Stonestreet, Isabel Lucas
Roles Vincent Stevens
Rating63% 3.1507853.1507853.1507853.1507853.150785
Five married men share ownership of an upmarket loft, which they use to discreetly meet their respective mistresses. When the body of a murdered woman is found in that loft, the men begin to suspect each other of having committed the gruesome crime, as they are the only ones with keys to the premises. Through flashbacks, which are intertwined with scenes from the present, the story is unraveled.
Riddick
Riddick (2013)
, 1h59
Directed by David Twohy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future
Actors Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollá, Nolan Gerard Funk, Bokeem Woodbine
Roles Lord Vaako
Rating63% 3.198043.198043.198043.198043.19804
Five years after Kyra's death, Riddick has become increasingly uneasy in his role as Lord Marshall of the Necromonger fleet. His refusal to swear into the Necromonger faith has caused dissent among his subjects and assassination attempts by his subordinate commanders. Riddick strikes a deal with Commander Vaako: the location of Furya and a ship to take him there, in exchange for Vaako becoming the next Lord Marshall, so that he can achieve what he calls transcendence. Led by Vaako's aide, Krone, Riddick and a group of Necromongers arrive on a desolate planet. Recognizing that it is not Furya, Riddick kills most of his escort when they attempt to assassinate him. In the chaos, Krone causes a landslide and buries Riddick alive.
Star Trek Into Darkness, 2h12
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine
Roles Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
Rating76% 3.847883.847883.847883.847883.84788
Four years after Kirk's promotion in 2259, the starship USS Enterprise studies a primitive culture on the planet Nibiru. Captain James T. Kirk and his First Officer, Commander Spock, save the planet's inhabitants from an extinction-threatening volcanic eruption, but Kirk violates the Prime Directive, exposing the Enterprise to the native inhabitants to save Spock's life. Returning to Earth, Kirk loses command of the Enterprise and Admiral Christopher Pike is reinstated as its commanding officer with Kirk demoted to first officer and the rank of Commander. For his part in the incident, Spock is reassigned to another ship. An officers' meeting is called to discuss the bombing of a Section 31 installation in London perpetrated by the renegade Starfleet operative John Harrison (Cumberbatch). Harrison attacks the meeting in a jumpship, killing Pike. Kirk disables the jumpship, but Harrison uses a portable transporter to escape to Kronos, the homeworld of hostile aliens known as Klingons.
Walking with Dinosaurs, 1h27
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors Charlie Rowe, John Leguizamo, Karl Urban, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, Skyler Stone
Roles Uncle Zack (voice)
Rating52% 2.603022.603022.603022.603022.60302
Paleontologist Zack takes his nephew Ricky and niece Jade on a fossil hunt, giving the sullen Ricky his Gorgosaurus tooth while he and Jade go to the fossil bed. Alone, Ricky is met by a talking rook, who morphs into Alex the Alexornis bird, who takes the story back to the Cretaceous period 70 million years ago. Patchi is the smallest of his litter of Pachyrhinosaurus hatchlings, and is often bullied by his large, proud older brother Scowler. Their father Bulldust is the leader of the herd. Patchi is attacked by a Troodon and receives a distinctive hole in his frill when he ventures outside the nest one morning. Alex, serving as Patchi's mentor, tries to help Patchi impress a female Pachyrhinosaurus named Juniper, but her herd soon migrates south without him. Bulldust soon follows suit, moving his herd to the south, but when they try to pass through a dense forest, they are forced to flee when a forest fire erupts. Taking advantage of the chaos, Gorgon the predatory Gorgosaurus attacks the fleeing Pachyrhinosaurus, and while his pack kills their mother and siblings, Patchi and Scowler witness Gorgon killing Bulldust.
Dredd
Dredd (2012)
, 1h35
Directed by Alex Garland, Pete Travis, Andrew Macdonald
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about computing, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about drugs, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Wood Harris, Lena Headey, Domhnall Gleeson, DeObia Oparei
Roles Judge Dredd
Rating70% 3.5475753.5475753.5475753.5475753.547575
The future United States is a dystopic irradiated wasteland known as the Cursed Earth. On the east coast lies Mega-City One, a violent metropolis with 800 million residents and 17,000 crimes reported daily. The only force for order are the Judges, who act as judge, jury and executioner. Judge Dredd is tasked by the Chief Judge with evaluating new recruit Cassandra Anderson, a powerful psychic who failed the aptitude tests to be a Judge.
Priest
Priest (2011)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films set in the future, Vampires in film, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Lily Collins, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Stephen Moyer
Roles Black Hat
Rating56% 2.8489752.8489752.8489752.8489752.848975
A centuries long war between humans and vampires has devastated the planet's surface and led to a theocracy under an organization called The Church. They constructed giant walled cities to protect mankind and developed a group of elite warriors, the Priests, to turn the tide against the vampires. The majority of the vampires were killed, while the remainder were placed in reservations. With the war over, the Clergy disbanded the Priests. Outside the walled cities, some humans seek out a living, free from the totalitarian control of the Church.
RED
RED (2010)
, 1h51
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Psychologie, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban
Roles William Cooper
Rating70% 3.5461453.5461453.5461453.5461453.546145
Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), a former black-ops CIA agent, is retired and living a quiet life in a Cleveland, Ohio, suburb. However, Frank is lonely and often chats on the phone with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker), a Customer Service Agent for the General Services Administration Pension Office in Kansas City, Missouri. He creates opportunities to talk to her by tearing up his pension checks and calling her to say they had never arrived.
And Soon the Darkness, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Amber Heard, Karl Urban, Odette Annable, Gia Mantegna, Adriana Barraza
Roles Michael
Rating52% 2.6006452.6006452.6006452.6006452.600645
Stephanie and Ellie, two young American women, decide to stay in a small hotel on their last night in Argentina. After a drunken night at the local bar, where they encounter some of the local men, the two miss the bus that was supposed to take them to their destination. Since the bus only comes once per day, they begin their trip and head down to the nearby river to relax and enjoy their extra day off. The trip takes a turn for the worse when the two are separated after a heated argument, and Ellie is kidnapped. While Stephanie desperately searches for her friend, she is joined by Michael, an American who claims to be looking for his girlfriend who disappeared months before. The duo is assisted by the town's only police officer, who acts oddly suspicious. Stephanie finds the hide-out where the kidnapper has taken Ellie and manages to rescue her, but Ellie is later killed in the escape by the man who kidnapped her. The policeman appears and lures Stephanie in his car. By finding her passport there, she understands that the lone police officer was behind all the missing girls. Michael grabs the policeman's weapon, who offers to trade Michael's girlfriend, Camila, for Stephanie. Michael agrees but is shot by the policeman using a second weapon. Stephanie is taken by the policeman and the kidnapper to be sold. This time she escapes herself by jumping off a boat and kills the kidnapper. On the shore, she is caught by the buyer and the policeman, but escapes again. She is eventually able to kill the policeman near the Paraguayan border.
Star Trek
Star Trek (2009)
, 2h7
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Ben Cross
Roles Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
Rating79% 3.9965053.9965053.9965053.9965053.996505
In the 23rd century, the Federation starship USS Kelvin is investigating a "lightning storm" in space. A Romulan ship, the Narada, emerges from the storm and attacks the Kelvin. Narada‍ '​s first officer, Ayel, demands that the Kelvin‍ '​s Captain Robau come aboard to negotiate a truce. Once aboard, Robau is questioned about the current stardate and an "Ambassador Spock", whom he professes not to know. Narada‍ '​s commander, Nero, kills him, and continues his attack on the Kelvin. George Kirk, the Kelvin‍ '​s first officer, orders the ship's personnel, including his pregnant wife Winona, to evacuate the ship while he pilots the Kelvin on a collision course with the Narada, as the auto-pilot function has been damaged. At the cost of his life, Kirk ensures Winona's survival as she gives birth to James T.
Black Water Transit, 1h40
Directed by Tony Kaye
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Aisha Tyler, Stephen Dorff, Beverly D'Angelo
Roles Earl Pike
Rating68% 3.432713.432713.432713.432713.43271
In post-Katrina New Orleans, shipping executive Jack Vermillion (Fishburne) finds himself getting more than he bargained for after agreeing to help feds expose smuggler and all-around bad seed Earl Pike (Urban).